Star's phone call eases worries for upset Keava
A LITTLE girl left in tears after watching Michael Sheen's character being beaten up by guards during The Passion has been put at ease by the actor himself.
It was all a bit too much for Keava Evans when she saw some of the emotional and realistic scenes of the theatre production set in Port Talbot last weekend.
But the 7-year-old was not left upset for long, as the kindhearted actor made a special effort to speak to her on the phone to make sure she was OK.
Her grandmother Sandra McCalmon, of Southville Road, Sandfields, said she could not believe it when the Hollywood star was at the other end of the phone.
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"He is fabulous. It was so nice of him," she said.
"Elinor, my son's girlfriend who had been a performer, was at the after show party on Monday evening.
"I rang her to ask her how it was going and if she could get a photo of Michael to show Keava that he was OK.
"She said she had just spoken to him and had told him about Keava."
Seconds later Michael came back over to Elinor and picked up the phone to speak to Keava.
"She was crying to him on the phone," said Mrs McCalmon.
"He said 'Hi I'm Michael and I'm fine my darling'.
"She started to smile and she said she didn't like to see him being hurt and he told her that he was fine.
"He is such a big superstar but how nice was that?
"He is so down to earth. I could not believe it was him on the phone."
Mrs McCalmon, 58, said it was while watching the trial scenes at Port Talbot's civic square when Keava first began to get upset.
"She was with her mum, dad and brother. I rang them and they said she was crying.
"She became hysterical so I took her home.
"Keava was sobbing and was so frightened to see Michael being beaten up.
"She stayed with me Sunday night and we did go to the crucifixion where she was still crying a bit.
"But she is fine now. We were looking at a few photos and she is still not sure how to take it but she is now much better after speaking to Michael.
"He also has given her a couple of signed photos."
Keava, of Fairfield Avenue, who attends Sandfields Primary School, said she was looking forward to telling all her friends about her special phone call.
"It was a nice surprise," she said. Although she added that she found the play "quite scary".
The Frost/Nixon and Twilight star has a daughter, Lily, who lives in Los Angeles.